gulf air celebrates 30 years of operations between bahrain and istanbul

Tuesday, June 7, 2016
Gulf Air Celebrates 30 Years of Direct Operations between Bahrain and Turkey

Gulf Air, the Kingdom of Bahrain’s national carrier, recently celebrated the 30th anniversary of its direct operations to/from the city of Istanbul in the Republic of Turkey. Marking the occasion, the airline invited leading Turkish trade partners and media representatives to a celebratory dinner held at CVK Park Bosphorus Hotel.


The dinner was hosted by Gulf Air’s newly-appointed Country Manager Mr. Shadi Raweh, who welcomed the guests, sharing information about Gulf Air’s latest developments and thanking them for their loyalty and continued support of the airline. Speaking at the dinner Mr. Raweh said: “We are delighted to celebrate the 30th anniversary of Gulf Air’s direct service between Turkey and Bahrain. Istanbul is a key destination for our customers travelling for either business or leisure and our upcoming summer schedule will see an increase of our operations to and from Istanbul to daily flights to meet passenger demand for this popular destination. I would also like to take this opportunity to thank our key industry partners in Istanbul who are integral to the growth of our airline.”


Gulf Air boasts one of the largest Middle East networks with multiple daily flights to ten regional cities, in addition to select destinations in the Indian Subcontinent and Europe, from its hub at Bahrain International Airport. The national carrier is well-positioned to provide seamless connectivity and two-way movement across its network and through its efficient Bahrain hub.


Launched in 1986, Gulf Air’s operates direct 5 weekly flights to and from Istanbul Atatürk Airport which will increase in the summer period to daily flights (from July until end of August). Gulf Air flights can be booked online at, by calling the airline’s 24 hour Worldwide Contact Centre on (+973) 17373737, or through any Gulf Air sales office and approved travel agencies.